Joe Solo – Songwriting Event March 28th, 2019

Joe Solo

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: 4601 PARK BLVD SAN DIEGO CA 92116
Cost: Free for SDSG Members

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Event Details

Record Producer/Songwriter Joe Solo will be revealing the latest thinking in maximizing your music career through the quality of the presentation of your music.

You’ll experience “before” demos that artists came to Joe with, and the professionally, seasoned, broadcast-quality finished masters they walked out with.

Joe will also reveal the strategic business advantages of owning your own masters, a wide range of hit songwriting philosophies, advice on how to get your music into film and tv, and tips on writing for what he calls “universal appeal.”

He will also perform a few one-the-spot song evaluations! So bring your music on jump drive or perform it live to get vital, honest feedback from the perspective of an industry veteran with 25+ years of producing & writing experience.

Finally, he will give us a summary of his new product, Make it BIG in a Box, and also his upcoming Malibu Beach House Music Success Retreat – Special Discounts: Joe will be offering us substantial discounts of these for anyone who makes a deposit that evening, so bring your credit cards or checkbooks.

Joe runs his talks in a fun, entertaining, conversational style, and encourages heavy audience participation throughout the evening – get ready for a real good time.

About Joe Solo

Joe Solo

Record Producer, Songwriter, Music Industry Public Speaker

  • Credits/Clients Include: Fergie, Macy Gray (Joe developed her from scratch), Atlantic, MTV, Epic, HBO, Paramount, NBC, Universal, Sony, Apple, Famous Music Publishing, CBS, Killer Tracks, Fox Sports Music, BMG, Hasbro Games
  • Seasoned Film / TV Composer & Songwriter; Songs heard on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Major League Baseball, Dancing with the Stars, NBA, and hundreds of others.
  • Past speaking engagements include The NAMM Show (7 times), Fox News (Twice), ASCAP’s “I Create” Expo (5 Times), The Songwriter’s Guild of America, Expression College of Digital Arts, Billboard’s Film & TV Conference (3 Times), The Producer’s Conference, UCSB, USC, Musician’s Institute (8 times), and The National Assoc. of Record Industry Professionals.
  • Endorsements include Gibson, Blue Mics, Apogee, Spectrasonics, Guitar Center, Yamaha, Propellerheads, PlugIn Alliance, Seymour Duncan, MOTU, Antares and many, many others.
  • In addition to developing new artists and his duties as CEO of Joe Solo Music+Entertainment, Inc., Joe is coaching and inspiring songwriters, artists, and other aspiring music industry professionals to become successful through his Music Success Workshop division.

Some of the ways he accomplishes this is by offering instructional videos, hands-on career coaching, speaking at conventions, a new TV show revealing how Joe grooms new music talent for the big time, weekend retreats, and of course… songwriting & producing records.

For more on Joe’s professional history:

To get Joe’s – FREE – Music Success Video Nugget Series and his list of The 9 Music Career-Killing Mistakes (and how to avoid them) and information on his next Malibu Beach House Music Success Retreat go to

For all inquiries:

The Joe Solo Story

Prior to playing in bands at age 14 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Joe was not a very popular kid with the ladies. Being in a band changed all that. It gave him confidence to approach girls, and even better, they often approached him first. This prevented him from having to break though the crippling fear of rejection he had always felt when approaching females his whole life. So it was around this time that he decided he wanted to make music his life. “I admit it” Solo says,” that I absolutely love music, but I had stumbled onto a way to socialize with woman without having to deal with my deep fears of approaching women — So I decided to make music my life!” he laughs.

Upon announcing to his parents his new life-long vocational decision, his dad got very excited by the prospect of him carrying on the family tradition of entertainment, (Joe’s paternal grandfather and 11 great aunts & uncles were traveling Vaudeville entertainers.)

So his dad promised for Joe’s upcoming birthday he would get him any piece of music equipment that would propel his career forward.

Joe thought about it for a few days and finally told his dad he wanted a digital delay effect for his guitar rig.
Joe wanted to be able to play Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” guitar part and that required a delay unit.
So as Joe excitedly ripped open the wrapping paper on his birthday gift a few weeks later, he imagined how cool he would soon be able to make his guitar sound. He anticipated the barrage of awe inspired compliments he would receive after live shows from being able to pull off being able to play the one song from Floyd’s “The Wall” that no other guitarist in his circle of peers could do.

What Joe found sitting inside the box was a piece of music gear that would forever change the direction of his life, and in ways so profound that it would later culminate into sales of over 34 million records.
“I think this will be much better for you music career then a device intended to emulate somebody else’s playing style” his dad confidently explained.

“What I pulled out of the box was Tascam’s Porta-One – a battery operate portable 4 track recording studio. Dad always was kinda brilliant.” That was the moment in Joe’s mind that he had graduated from being “merely a player” to being a producer . . . which changed everything.

In 1985, he met Macy Gray while paying his bill at Larry Parker’s Beverly Hills dinner. She was the cashier, and surmised Joe was a guitar player due to long hair axe-slingers were sporting in those days. She said, “I’m a singer. Do you play guitar?” “Sure do!” “Well I’m a singer and we should get together tomorrow and write a some songs.” “Sounds good to me” said Joe.

The next day she came over his place. After 5 minutes of hearing her sing, Joe put down his guitar and said, “I will commit, right now in this moment, to being your producer and develop you and never leave you or stop trying for however long it takes . . . until we make it big.”

15 years later, Joe’s development resulted in Macy winning the Grammy for Best New Artist, had a double platinum debut album, a hit MTV Video called “I Try,” and she became an internationally recognized singer.

Joe had keep that promise, “until they make it big.”

In 2001, he and Macy ‘s song “Sweet Baby,” (which they wrote and recorded in 4 hours back in 1994) became the first single off her 2001 release, The Id.

As a result, Joe signed a half-million dollar worldwide publishing deal to be the head staff writer/producer for Paramount’s Famous Music Publishing division, and has since had hundreds of professional collaborations and over 2000 song placements in films, tv shows, video games, and commercials.

Joe is now CEO of Joe Solo Music+Entertainment, Inc., – his multi-media, record label, publishing, artist development, and record production company, and is coaching and inspiring rising music and songwriting talent worldwide through their Music Success Workshop Division.

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